Soulac Beach House Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Soulac Beach House is a New England-style timber beach house at the edge of the Gironde coastal resort of Soulac. Its woodland garden backs onto the dune system and there is easy access to the safe sandy beach via a footpath 20m away. Furnished in 'American summer-house' style, and with a huge shady terrace, it offers relaxed summer living in a charming Belle Epoque resort, with loads to do for all ages.
We holiday here with our family, so our Beach House is fully equipped to a high standard as a real 'home from home'. To take full advantage of the woodland setting and the south orientation, the main living accommodation is on the first floor. On the ground floor, there are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower over bath and a separate toilet. There is also a small garage which provides secure storage for bikes and surfboards. Internal stairs lead to the main accommodation on the first floor. The large living room has a sofa, 2 easy chairs and a formal dining area, with limed pine table and white wicker chairs. There is a high-quality flat screen tv and hi-fi system. French windows lead to a covered terrace with a wooden table and directors chairs for al fresco eating, as well as 2 hammock chairs for siestas or a quiet read. Its sheltered enough for you to breakfast, even in winter, if it is sunny. External stairs lead to the garden - safety gates are available for families with small children. The kitchen area leads off the living room and is well equipped with multi-function oven, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge-freezer. Also off the living room is the master bedroom suite, with en suite shower room.
Each bedroom has duvets, pillows and bedspreads. We also provide high quality bed linen and towels, as well as weekly cleaning. A cot, highchair and safety gates are also provided.
Electric heating, good insulation and double-glazing also make this house perfect for spring bird watching, autumn surfing or winter walks on the deserted beach.
Soulac Beach House is a low carbon house, commissioned by us 10 years ago to sit sympathetically among the pine trees and maritime oaks of the site. It is built from timber from the pine forests of the Gironde, with good insulation throughout and double glazing. Low energy light bulbs and energy efficient electrical appliances have been used wherever possible. We use ecological household products and encourage our guests to do the same. As many of the trees have been kept as possible and the back garden area is a 'woodland garden' with nest boxes. There is a 'dry garden' border with yuccas, phormiums, and other exotic plants, as well as Mediterranean herbs, in the front garden. We harvest rainwater and we will be installing automatic watering from the water butts. The trees around the house are home to squirrels, pine martens, and many bird species:- firecrests, longtailed and crested tits, treecreepers, blackcaps, jays. Rarer bird species pass through on migration.
Our summer repeat bookers are drawn by the Beach House's location. Close to the house are the “Piscines' - shallow pools created by the concrete beach stabilisation works of the 1930s – very popular with families with small children. And when the sea is too rough, nearby Le Verdon's la Chambrette beach is sheltered.
May, June, September and October are the best months for an activity or wildlife break. There's easy cycling on the bike trails. One trail starts right by the Beach House, running 5 miles through the forest to Pointe de Grave, port for the car ferry to Royan. There are walking trails too and the long distance path GR8 also passes the Beach House. Tennis, horse riding, sand yachting, windsurfing , dinghy and catamaran sailing, even a forest adventure park, parachuting and microlight trips are also available locally.
In Spring, the dunes at the point provide a spectacular vantage point of the spring migration, as swallows, martins, and swifts pass overhead.
Contact to the owner.
- Gas Stove
- Water Filter
- Food Processor
- Coffee Maker
- Outdoor Backyard
- Outdoor Patio
- Outdoor Deck
- Location Type : Amusement Parks, Beach, Desert, Mountain,
- Bed Rooms : 3 Bedroom
- Bathrooms : 1 Bathrooms
- Suitability : Child Friendly
- Boating : Boat Dock
- Attribute : Waterfront, Beachfront, Near Beach, Swimming Beach, Shopping Center, National Park, Amusement Park, Museums, Theatre, Famous Place, ATM Nearby, Churches Nearby, Bird Watching, Mountain Climbing
- Decoration : Well Decorated
- Transportation : Local Transportation
- Beddings : 2 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Twin Sofa Sleeper Bed
- Entertainment : Video Library
- Games : Bumper Pool, Dart Board
- Nearby Attraction / Facility : AirPort : 10 Km., Beach : Near By, Railway : Near By, Bus : Near By, Restaurant : Walking Distance
- Outside Attributes : Balcony, Garden, Terrace
- Computers : 0
- Child Friendly : Yes
- Gironde, Aquitaine, France
- Available For Pack A & B
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